At a Q&A session with THR following an Oscar nomination luncheon this week — John Knoll shared his story about his involvement in the production of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘. Read on for more details.
After passing the coveted one billion dollar take at the worldwide box office, Disney and Lucasfilm has another big hit on their hands with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While we previously brought you several conversations with visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer (CCO) at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), John Knoll and his special effects team, The Hollywood Reporter recently sat down for a one on one Q&A session, touching on everything from the fan favorite K-2SO droid to the incredible epic battle above Scarif.
Highlights from the Q&A include an overview of some of the challenges the VFX team ran into making Rogue One, more secrets about what went into bringing back Grand Moff Tarkin and young Carrie Fisher, if John Knoll himself, plans to direct a feature film someday, and the visual effects ideas that didn’t make it into the film including an Evacuation of Dantooine sequence.
“something that was a budget casualty, kinda early on” “The First time we see the Rebel base (in the film) we’re on Dantooine, and we have to evacuate Dantooine as a part of the story.” John Knoll said.
You can watch the complete Q&A session below.
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